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FWC approves new rules for conserving Florida's threatened species

September 01, 2010 

The new rules describe a system whose goals are to conserve threatened species and to ensure no fish or wildlife goes extinct in Florida because of human action or inaction.  

FWC-managed areas may get new hunting dates in 11-12

September 01, 2010 

Adjustments would better-align areas with the new hunting zone season dates.  

FWC improves communication about captive wildlife facilities

September 01, 2010 

Over the past year, staff worked with stakeholders on changes to the county-related captive wildlife rules. 

FWC extends crossbow season; restricts firearms used on public-land spring turkey hunts

September 01, 2010 

The FWC received requests from Florida hunters who want more crossbow-hunting opportunities.  

FWC prohibits chasing foxes/coyotes with dogs within enclosures, reminds Florida hunters of other options

September 01, 2010 

The FWC has worked on this issue for more than a year, and the practice was temporarily prohibited in February.  

FWC urges manatee awareness on Labor Day weekend

September 01, 2010 

The FWC is reminding boaters to be extra cautious and obey manatee speed zone signs as they head out on the state's waterways during the Labor Day weekend.  

Don't drive a boat impaired

September 01, 2010 

Here's a tip for boaters this Labor Day weekend: Don't drink or do drugs and then drive a boat. 

Public meeting in Deltona will seek input on bear plan

September 01, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is holding its second public workshop for input on a draft plan that will ensure a sustainable and socially acceptable Florida black bear population throughout the state. The meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. in Deltona City Hall, 2345 Providence Road, Deltona, in Volusia County.  

FWC offers bowhunting field day in Jefferson County

September 01, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is sponsoring a bowhunting field day in Jefferson County on Sept. 18 for archers who have completed the online National Bowhunter Education Foundation course.  

Get your hunt on!

September 01, 2010 

Even though you can hardly tell, summer is officially over. Kids have returned to school, and hunting season's already been going on for a month now in South Florida. Finally, the time of year we've been waiting for is upon us - the beginning of archery season.  

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